Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association


May, 2007
Regional Report

Web Finds

Bailey Nurseries
This Bailey Nurseries image library of trees, shrubs, perennials, vines, evergreens, roses, and fruits is helpful for the basics. Looking for a deciduous tree that's 12 feet tall? Select "Tree," "Height," type in "12." A list comes up with trees 12 feet at maturity. Want a shrub with red fall foliage? Choose "Shrub," "Fall Foliage," then type in "red" to see their recommendations. Plant descriptions include botanical name; common name; a small photo; descriptive text about form, fruit, flowers; height; spread; shape; foliage color; exposure; zone. One component I'd find helpful that's missing is a photo of the entire plant at maturity.

Tool or Gardening Product

Long-handle Korean Cultivator
I'm pleasantly surprised at how well this curved hoe with a 5-foot handle adapts to edging, weeding, cultivating, mounding, making a seed trough, and more. It's the handy Korean hand cultivator with a 7-inch steel blade that's curved and pointed like a plow blade and set on a long wooden handle. Great for those of us who prefer to do more gardening while standing rather than stooping or squatting. It costs about $32.95.


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